Hume’s Assertion

Ah…there is another religious controversy brewing in the media. Last weekend news anchor Brit Hume was a panelist on a news program. At one point, the discussion centered on the Tiger Woods infidelity admission and his fall from golf’s lofty professional perch.

Hume said that he believed Tiger Woods’ Buddhist faith didn’t offer “the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith.”

Whoa! People reacted. Pundits pontificated. Discussion ensued.

The question asked in one pole, “was it wrong for Hume to say what he did?”

In the pole calculations 49% said it was wrong and 51% said it wasn’t.

To me, the question asked in the pole was wrong. Hume has the right to his convictions and to say whatever he thinks, that is the guaranteed right of all of us. The question rightfully to be asked is Hume correct in his assertion? 

If God, as all religions profess, is All There Is, omniscient, omnipresent, then God is in all beliefs, all faiths, all religions, and in all things.

Now the questions are: does the Christian faith have a lock on redemption? To go a little bit further, does the Jewish faith have a lock on being God’s favorite people? Do Moslems have a lock on any of their beliefs? Does any religion have the right to kill another because someone else doesn’t believe the same as they do?

The final question is: does any religion have the right to claim superiority over any other belief?

I think not to all questions, but let us ask God.

One thought on “Hume’s Assertion”

  1. For a second there, I thought you were going to delve into the assertions of David Hume. Guess I need to watch more TV. I've been giving this a lot of thought this past year, shifting my stance that the answer is to embrace all Gods and promote the All That IS approach. I haven't found a more comfortable view mind you, but have set aside that one for the moment. Looking forward to hashing this out with you sometime. S

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